Venice: Peggy Guggenheim Collection

My favorite place that we visited in Venice was the The Peggy Guggenheim Collection. It is a modern art museum, located on the Grand Canal. in The museum was originally the private collection of the American heiress Peggy Guggenheim. She began began displaying the artworks to the public in 1951.


After her death, it passed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Eventually they opened the collection year-round. The collection is housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th-century palace, which was Guggenheim’s home. The outside of the house had many statues, sculptures, etc.


I am a fan of modern art, but sometimes I am confused about what is considered “art.” There was one painting that was a large piece of graph paper. The other is a canvas, painted to look like a black board that had been written on.


 This is the view from the Guggenheim out towards the water.


My favorites were an Andy Warhol painting (Left) and Picasso (Right)


 Outside on the walk home, we did see a very cook sculpture of a plethora of bikes. It was very Dutch.




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